Post Number: 10
|Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 9:04 am: |
I found a Series 1 short scale for sale. The serial number is 781185. Does anyone know any history on this bass?
Post Number: 733
|Posted on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 4:38 pm: |
not much in the file, but here's what we got:
1978 4 string short scale series bass
Schedua top & back
Zebrawood headstock veneers
Mother of Pearl Oval inlays
That's the lot.
Post Number: 76
|Posted on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 5:37 pm: |
Sounds just like mine (78 1180 pictures in the Series I folder) except for the scale. I love mine, although I sort of wish it were a short scale. What's the going price?
Post Number: 12
|Posted on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 6:24 pm: |
This bass is listed at Elderly Music for $3000. It includes the case and cable.
I really need to find a lighter bass with a 1.5 inch nut.I have very small hands and it seems the older I get, the heavier these 10 to 12 pound basses get.
Post Number: 13
|Posted on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 6:26 pm: |
Thanks for the info Valentino.
Post Number: 343
|Posted on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 6:31 pm: |
Perry, that bass sat on consignment for months, then sold but was quickly returned and now appears to be the property of Elderly. The price isn't bad, but I'd be surprised if the electronics upgrade has been performed, so I'd tread lightly.
Post Number: 68
|Posted on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 8:55 pm: |
I talked to Eldery about that bass. Has not had the upgrade, and they are firm on the price. I got the impression they are not familier with Alembic instruments. I got transfered all over the place before I got someone who could pronounce Alembic. Questions were followed by periods of long silence. So I tread right to the door, see ya!
Post Number: 14
|Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 - 8:54 am: |
Thanks for the information everybody.
I think the best Alembic for me will be a Brown Bass with a 1.5 to 1.625 inch nut.
Right now my main bass is a Les Paul Recording bass with a 1.5 inch nut. It is heavy, though.
Post Number: 133
|Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 - 10:16 am: |
I own a Brown Bass and like it alot. It is my main bass these days. It has the Anniversary Electronics which gives me the option of going stereo if I want. Also the short scale is much easier to play if you have smaller hands like I do.